By News Team
29th April 2022
The dust may have settled on Tyson Fury’s sixth-round stoppage of Dillian Whyte last weekend, but the big fights just keep on coming.
On Saturday, Katie Taylor puts her women’s lightweight titles on the line against Amanda Serrano at the iconic Madison Square Garden.
In this week’s Final Round, David Alorka and Gareth A Davies looked back at Fury-Whyte and discussed who they think will come out victorious in New York.
🥊 Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte recap
🥊 Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano
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“It was extraordinary, another extraordinary performance at Wembley Stadium, in front of 94,000 people, by the ‘Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury,” said Gareth.
“He bested Dillian Whyte easily in my view. People were saying that Dillian Whyte was disappointing, but he was up against the awkward, six foot nine, 19 stone, WBC heavyweight champion, who really is dwarfing the other members and rivals of the heavyweight division right now.
“Whyte fatigued and he picked up a punch-perfect uppercut and I think they’d worked on that during training camp, because, as we know, Dillian Whyte’s two losses were to uppercuts, to Alexander Povetkin and Anthony Joshua.
“The key is that Tyson Fury is levels above him in boxing terms and I don’t think we’ll see a rematch and I’m not even sure we’ll see a retirement from Tyson Fury yet. I really do think he’ll be lured back into the ring.”
But what next for Dillian Whyte? Well, Gareth believes July’s fight between Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker could hold the key.
“He [Whyte] could fight the winner of that [Joyce v Parker] if they don’t have a title fight or he could fight the loser of that fight, you know, there’s so many options out there for him,” he added.
“He’s a big, bruising heavyweight, it’s only Tyson Fury that he’s really struggled against so much in his career, but I just think Fury is head and shoulders, literally, above the rest in the division right now.”
This weekend sees a historic card in New York as Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano headline at Madison Square Garden. Gareth believes the Irish champion will just edge it and retain her titles.
He added: “It’s a celebration of the fact that women’s boxing is exponentially growing.
“Katie Taylor, brilliant Irish boxer, has done everything as a pathfinder in the sport. Amanda Serrano never got her credit up to now.
“But this is pay-per-view and a headline at Madison Square Garden, where Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier fought in 1971 in the ‘Fight of the Century’, and so many massive fights have taken place.
“There’s a magic dust in the air at Madison Square Garden. There’s a history to it, there’s like an iconography to it, so it’s emblematic of change in the sport with the first real, I would call, super fight between women in boxing, a true super fight.
“I think it’ll be a very close fight. I think it will be one of those fights that’s really hard to score, but I think Taylor will get a split points decision over Serrano, but I think it’ll be controversial.”
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